Tourism and Events Management Foundation Degree

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Course Overview

This degree course will develop your knowledge of the travel and events industries from a management perspective. The course is designed for you to enhance your own managerial skills in order to progress into employment within these industries. Group sizes are maintained at manageable levels (10 – 15 students approx.) in order that students can gain maximum benefit from in-class discussions and on-course support. The course aims to give students a wide range of industry experience through guest speakers, trips and live projects with tourism and events providers. A two week work placement is scheduled in the second year of the course to complement your employability skills and knowledge delivered on the course. In previous years an arrangement through Erasmus+ was in place and students carried out their placement in Seville, Spain.

The course consists of 13 hours of classes per week, which run over 2.5 days, and 10-16 hours per week self-study.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The programme will run across three days a week. In year one you will study the following subjects: personal and professional development; introduction to tourism; events management; customer service; marketing and sustainable tourism. In addition to this, you will have a study skills workshop and also a regular 1:1 tutorial with the programme lead. There will be a combination of modules, with some running year long and others operating on a two-semester system.

Year 2

In year two you will do a consultancy project and work placement and will study Human, Physical and Resource Management; Finance and Business Planning; Event Planning and Delivery; Niche Tourism; and Tour Operations.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at 4/5 (C) or equivalent. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate the ability to study this subject at degree level and, who can evidence relevant experience, or appropriate accredited prior learning.

How you will be assessed

Formative assessment through the completion of shorter tasks is used to help build your academic knowledge and practice. There are a variety of graded summative assessment methods at module level utilised in this programme which includes; report writing, market research, live projects, presentations and work experience. On average there are 1-2 assessments for each module, which are spread throughout the year, with feedback provided to students within 20 working days.

The final grade on your DMU certificate at the end of this course follows the standard university foundation degree classification system of distinction, merit and pass.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Total Fees: £6165.00

Additional Costs

An additional fee of £50 is requested from students to cover trip fees throughout the whole year.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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What Happens Next

Applications must be made through the College website using the course code 008N, institution code L36. Due to the nature of this programme, you may also be invited to attend an interview. Where necessary, other means of an interview (i.e. telephone, web-based) can be arranged.

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